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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 7, 2011 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH 1969 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-11-07.sbd.kaplan.21762.shnf

DS>Uncle John's Jam>DS>Cryptical>Drums>The Other One>Lovelight is a perfect example of why 1969 is my favorite year in dead history. I'm amazed that this sequence never seems to get much attention. It's the epitome of '69 GD.

Please note. I didn't take the time to compare the sound sources so I'm not sure which is better.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 7, 2011 12:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1969 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco

The fun factor is off the hook during this show, and that jam sequence is quite interesting. But the playing is fairly sloppy, even for '69. I think the following night blows this one away..,

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 7, 2011 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1969 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco

very accurate assessment there. other than the sequence i mentioned, which like you said has a fun factor that's off the hook, i haven't really listened to the rest of the show much since i first heard it. '69 has much better to offer, but the sequence i mentioned is worth a revisit every now and again. dp 16 is dynamite, and has one of my top 3 favorite versions of easy wind. many highlights from that show. my favorite part has to be the eleven. listening to jerry and phil weave their magic together is more enjoyable than some sex i've had.

This post was modified by rdenirojb87 on 2011-11-07 22:46:24

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Nov 7, 2011 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1969 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco

A great example indeed. Can't fault it. Lots of good stuff going on those days, and a good example is also the next night, 11/8/69. With the theme of Uncle John's band thrown into the mix a couple of times - very developed jam and a verse, as well as the Main Ten - later to become Playing in the Band. Cumberland Blues, and all the other good stuff of the day - Other One, Eleven, Caution, Easy Wind, Dire Wolf, and Pigpen's closing verse of the opening song of the night - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, and he don't even care if she's -very young. Dick's Pick's vol 16.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Nov 7, 2011 2:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1969 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco

I'll have to get around to listening to this soon. I have it but I've never heard it - I am not the biggest fan of late '69 personally. As Cliff noted, this era seems rather sloppy to me, even for '69.

But that's not really the reason I don't listen to it - like I said in the other thread, sloppy but adventurous works for me. For some reason I just don't find the sound of the band as compelling as the uniformly fantastic shows of Feb. - May/June. of the year. I can't quite put my finger on why exactly - the tempos are different, the sound of the band, I don't know really, but the X-factor just isn't there for me.

Take for example the 11/8 show - I do find it wonderful and unique, but I've always found it to be *somewhat* overrated, especially compared to the hot winter/spring shows. Crazy, I know. There are shows I do enjoy from the fall though; 11/2 (for the Dark Star especially), 12/28, and recently the brilliant 10/25 show clicked for me, so I'm going to give this one a chance...

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 7, 2011 5:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1969 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco

"For some reason I just don't find the sound of the band as compelling as the uniformly fantastic shows of Feb. - May/June. of the year. I can't quite put my finger on why exactly - the tempos are different, the sound of the band, I don't know really, but the X-factor just isn't there for me. "

agreed. it's the sound of the band. i think they were just in mid-transformation at the time, shifting to that 1970 sound, and they weren't as sure of themselves as they were earlier in the year. as a result their performances weren't as consistent and could be very sloppy at times as they tried to push themselves in a new direction. fast-forward to december of '69, and the playing improves once again. you can almost hear them get better with each show in december, and once they reach the latter part of the month, the shows are incredibly well-played.


let me know when you hear the segment i highlighted. i'd like to hear what you think.

the best part is the other one. the dark star doesn't start off very interesting and then gets extremely spacey (which i don't mind), but it picks up steam and overall is a fine effort (thanks to phil) that segues into uncle john's jam, which is a ton of fun to listen to. the ds reprise is fairly tight and stays within the song's structure. after the drum break, they EXPLODE into the other one, which is my favorite part. i remember liking the lovelight a good deal as well but i don't have notes on it so i can't say much about right now.

edit: the lovelight is excellent as well. very nice frenetic leads by jerry, and pig is very tolerable on this version.

This post was modified by rdenirojb87 on 2011-11-08 01:56:17

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